disaster risk reduction

Launch of the 2015 World Disasters Report at the United Nations Office at Vienna

The World Disasters Report 2015 will be a key publication for the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit 2016 (Source: UNIS).

On October 5 2015 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Austrian Red Cross, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Norwegian Embassy launched the 2015 World Disasters Report in Vienna. 

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Fri, 23/10/2015 - 12:56

International workshop on "Role of land professionals and SDI in disaster risk reduction: in the context of post 2015 Nepal earthquake"

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Main objective of the event is to exploit the international expertise for enhancing professional capacity to contribute in the effort of DRR in the situation like currently in Nepal. The event further aims to explore opportunities for strengthening and promoting good practices in professional geospatial education and advancing SDI concepts and spatially enabled societies.

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25/11/2015 to 27/11/2015

Venue: 

Radisson Hotel

Venue City: 

Kathmandu

Venue Country: 

  • Nepal

Event Organisers: 

Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) and Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society (NRSPS)

Co-organisers: 

Ministry of Land Reform and Management, Survey Department, and Land Management Training Center of the Government of Nepal

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UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

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To promote and support the availability and application of science and technology to decision-making in Disaster Risk Reduction.

The conference will bring together the full diversity of the science and technology community, policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all geographical regions, at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss how the science and technology community will best support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

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46

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27/01/2016 to 29/01/2016

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Geneva International Conference Centre

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Geneva

Venue Country: 

  • Switzerland

Event Organisers: 

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

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INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION

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Training Course on use of GIS and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management

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There is a great need to utilize disaster risk information in planning for effective coping mechanisms of disaster risk reduction. For this, there is a significant need to create awareness among the disaster management professionals regarding the importance of GIS and Remote Sensing.

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07/09/2015 to 11/09/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 31/08/2015

Venue: 

IRES Training Centre (Njema Court, Rhapta Road)

Venue City: 

Nairobi

Venue Country: 

  • Kenya

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Third UN WCDRR's Proceedings now available in English to free download

The Proceedings of the Third UN WCDRR now available in English (Image: Prevention Web)

The proceedings of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) are now available in English and will be translated and made available in the other five UN languages in the next few weeks.

The document includes all the issues addressed during the five days of deliberations, discussions and presentations at Sendai City, Japan, with the occasion of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in March 2015.

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Fri, 10/07/2015 - 09:37

IAG launches the Global Risk Map

The Global Risk Map shows information on countries highly exposed to natural hazards

Insurance Australia Group (IAG) launched a new natural disaster management instrument at the Global Insurance Forum in New York, the Global Risk Map. This interactive map shows the social and economic impact of cyclones, floods, earthquakes and related disasters during the past 115 years.

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Thu, 25/06/2015 - 16:26

India - National Training Course

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India - Regional Training Course

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Training Course on Disaster Risk Reduction

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The workshop offers intensive training that will cover the fundamental concepts and tools for DRR. People-centered early warning systems empower communities to prepare for and confront the power of natural hazards and measurement of the systems in terms of lives saved and reduction in losses, which is directly related to the execution of an anticipated response by the people and institutions once a warning is issued.

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31/08/2015 to 04/09/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 24/08/2015

Venue: 

IRES Training Centre (Njema Court, Rhapta Road)

Venue City: 

Nairobi

Venue Country: 

  • Kenya

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New satellite-based sensors deliver unprecedented weather forecasts

Pyxis provide precise weather forecasts (Image: US NOAA)

The satellite developer PlanetiQ introduced its new GPS technology called Pyxis which will make predictions better than before. The satellite-based weather instrument includes sensors that are designed to penetrate storm clouds and generate data that will significantly improve weather forecasting.

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Fri, 05/06/2015 - 10:46

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